Reception guests

CAMPOS and CAMPSSAH Induct 2023 Faculty Scholars

On November 8, members and supporters of CAMPOS and CAMPSSAH gathered once again at the Manetti Shrem Museum to welcome our newest faculty scholars.

Organized by the Office of Academic Diversity, the Induction Ceremony is an important opportunity to foster a community among faculty and with the campus. The Office of Academic Diversity works to strengthen and diversify the academic pipeline at UC Davis. It develops programming to advance the recruitment, retention, and promotion of faculty members whose research, teaching, and service advance multicultural perspectives in all fields of study. The office has four central goals: empowering faculty equity leaders; elevating the work of diverse faculty as they solve global problems; supporting equitable ecosystems for student opportunity; and modeling equity inclusion in higher education.

Chancellor Gary S. May began the evening by welcoming and congratulating the new faculty and emphasizing the importance of their research and their work advancing equity in higher education. Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry also participated in the ceremony and shared her commitment to ensuring California continues to support diversity at the university because it is essential to solving the wicked problems our state and society face in the coming years. 

Research Colloquiums

Be sure to take a look at our CAMPOS Research Colloquium schedule here. Our CAMPSSAH Research Colloquiums will resume in winter 2024, you can find more information here.

With the help of our campus partners in Academic Technology Services, the family and friends of the new faculty watched a short video of each faculty scholar introducing themselves and their important work. You can watch the videos posted on the right.

The Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS) was launched in 2013 as a key initiative of the UC Davis ADVANCE program funded by the National Science Foundation. The center is composed of 39 STEMM faculty across 7 colleges and schools in 31 different disciplines. Together, they are changing the face of science at UC Davis and beyond. CAMPOS faculty are scholars with exceptional contributions to research, teaching and service, who address issues affecting members from groups underrepresented in STEM. This vision of institutional transformation is rooted in the premise that attracting unique perspectives from diverse gender and cultural backgrounds within our faculty will change the face of STEM sciences to solve the common problems of our future. 


CAMPOS welcomed seven new faculty:

Daniah Beleford, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Physiology & Membrane Biology

Alexander Gamero-Garrido, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Anne Iaccopucci, Assistant Professor of teaching, Human Ecology

Victoria Keeton, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Maike Sonnewald, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Joining UC Davis in 2024 and to be inducted in next year’s ceremony include:

Felicity Muth, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior

Martine Therrien, Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Center for Neuroscience

Modeled on CAMPOS, The Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspective on Social Science, Arts, and Humanities (CAMPSSAH) supports the recruitment, integration, and retention of faculty whose research, teaching, scholarly and creative work fosters multicultural perspectives in the arts, social sciences, and humanities. Established in 2019, CAMPSSAH represents the successful institutionalization and broadening of the 2015 Impact Recruitment Initiative, which sought to increase the representation of faculty of color within non-STEM fields. Through their work, CAMPSSAH faculty provide, in the words of Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, "evidence of our humanity, our ability to learn from our examined experience, and our ability to imagine and innovate."

CAMPSSAH welcomed three new faculty:

Alan Pelaez Lopez, Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies

Akshita Sivakumar, Assistant Professor, Design

Katlin Marisol Sweeney-Romero, Assistant Professor, Cinema and Digital Media

View a PDF of the ceremony program.